Caravan ‘re-birthing’ scam exposed

Article by · June 3, 2017 ·

By Kimberley Nicoll

Queensland police are yet to lay charges against a caravan dealer they allege has been illegally selling caravans previously written off in insurance claims.

Police are jointly investigating the so-called “re-birthing” scam in conjunction with Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

It’s believed up to 80 unsuspecting caravan buyers sourced the re-birthed caravans through the Gumtree online classifieds site.

The investigation centres on a caravan dealer at Capalaba, south east of Brisbane.

It’s alleged new trailer plates were fitted to written-off caravans and they were then on-sold as being homemade.

A spokesperson for the Queensland Transport and Main Roads Department says it’s alleged  buyers purchased the caravans unaware they’d previously been declared un-repairable or had been written off due to flood damage.

“We’ve been in contact with affected customers and will continue to work with them while investigations continue,” the department spokesman says.


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    To all those persons looking at the website of EM Caravans – advertising unbelievable low prices on supposedly imported Caravans/Motor Homes- I say to you BEWARE ! we have had dealings with them – thankfully no money changed hands – they are obscenely abusive over the phone when you finally get them to answer your calls – all there so called addresses are phony – in Northern Territory & Victoria – vacant lots …look at ASIC website BEWARE THEY ARE SCAMMERS !! want your money up front and when you say no they bombard you with obscene language !!

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      Hello – I was just talking to them yesterday and it seemed off. Thank you so much for the heads up!

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      If only everyone were as switched on as yourself and do there homework

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